Rs 500crore to develop schools in Telangana districts

The ministry of human resource development (MHRD) has agreed to give Rs 500 crore to Telangana government under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA) to develop school infrastructure across districts.

The decision was taken at a meeting between education minister Kadiyam Srihari and Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar at Shastri Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday. According to a press release issued by Srihari’s office, the minister urged Javadekar to grant additional funds for the 21new districts in the state.

“The minister urged Javadekar to set up Navodaya Vidyalayas and Kendriya Vidyalayas in the newly formed districts. He also expressed interest in setting up Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas and teacher training centres in 110 newly formed mandals,” said the release.

He also briefed the Union minister about the Telangana government’s KG to PG scheme.

Meanwhile, Telangana is also planning to follow the Tripura model of education to achieve better literacy . The minister is on a three-day visit to the North-Eastern state which has a literacy rate of close to 97%. Telangana has a literacy rate of 66% as per 2011 Census. Srihari visited various villages in the North-Eastern state to study the success of literacy programme initiated by the government there.

Source: Times of India

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